Saturday, March 31, 2012

More Things I Don't Say on Homeschool Message Boards

RC: Use curriculum XYZ! We love it!!

SQOC: Boy, one or two exclamation points wouldn't have done it but that third one clinches it: even without any reasoning or explanation, I am convinced that this is the right choice for my family. I'll run right out and buy it.

Original Poster: My 6yo son does [randomly-chosen behavior].
RC: My son does that, too! It must be a boy thing!
SQOC: Yes, because two small boys are a representative sample of the one billion of them on the planet sufficient to deduce a gender stereotype.

RC: I have always done [insert family habit] and my children have never [insert undesirable behavior in question], so I'm pretty sure that's what did it.
SQOC: Have you ever studied logic? I have, and that's why my children have never committed an ax murder. You should definitely try it.

RC: Whenever we come across something about millions of years in a book, I ask my children, "How old is the earth really?" and they shout out "6000 years!"
SQOC: Right, a knee-jerk recitation of dogma is the best way to begin a lifetime of critical thinking.


Diary of an Autodidact said...


Diary of an Autodidact said...

This is one reason I avoid Homeschool forums and message boards.
Another is that men are simply not taken seriously on this subject.

the Joneses said...

I like these posts so much that I finished cleaning the kitchen before reading it, so I could take the time to enjoy it.

HA! Love the last one especially! (Wait, let me add one more ! so you'll be convinced.)

-- SJ

Rachelle said...

The last one is my favorite... THANKS!